Thursday 16 Nov

Sporting vs. Famalicao Match Preview

15 Nov 2017 Keith M. PORTUGAL: Taca de Portugal
PORTUGAL: Taca de Portugal

Sporting CP

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vs

Kick-off
20:30 GMT
16 November 2017

FC Famalicao

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Kick-off
20:30 GMT 16 November 2017

The Sporting vs. Famalicao match will be played on Thursday, November 16, at the Jose Alvalade stadium, Lisbon. This is the fourth round match of Portuguese Cup. In the previous round, Sporting defeated Oleiros on the road by 4:2, while Famalicao was better than Alta  Lisbon by 2:0, also on the road.

STATS

  • Sporting is currently in a series of four matches without a defeat. However, in their last two games, they recorded a draw.
  • Famalicao won four out of their last five matches. In each of those four games, they scored at least two goals.

HEAD TO HEAD

These teams met three times previous, and Sporting won all three games. They didn't even concede a single goal in those matches. All matches were played in Portuguese Cup, since 2011.

SPORTING NEWS

Sporting is currently four points behind Porto on Primeira Liga table, which is their primary problem at the moment. In Champions League, in an extremely tough group with Barcelona and Juventus, they are currently in front of Olympiakos, and they hope they will stay third until the end of the group phase. Right after the match against Famalicao, they will host Olympiakos, in the most crucial game in the fight for the third place in the group. So, we may expect a combined team against lower tier Famalicao. Nevertheless, everything less than an easy victory in the upcoming match would be a disaster for Sporting.

Latest matches: Sporting CP

05.11.2017 Prim Sporting CP Sporting Braga 2:2 D
31.10.2017 UEFA Sporting CP Juventus Turin 1:1 D
27.10.2017 Prim Rio Ave FC Sporting CP 0:1 W
22.10.2017 Prim Sporting CP GD Chaves 5:1 W
18.10.2017 UEFA Juventus Turin Sporting CP 2:1 L

FAMALICAO NEWS

Famalicao is currently 5th in Segunda Liga, with four points less than the leaders Academico Viseu. It is interesting that they will play against Sporting B in the league just after the match against the first Sporting team in the cup. Their primary goal for the season is to achieve promotion, but it would be nice if they play a good match against one of the three best teams in Portugal.

Latest matches: FC Famalicao

12.11.2017 Segu FC Famalicao CD Cova Piedade 3:0 W
05.11.2017 Segu Gil Vicente FC FC Famalicao 1:2 W
28.10.2017 Segu Vitoria Guimaraes B FC Famalicao 1:2 W
21.10.2017 Segu FC Famalicao Academico Viseu 0:1 L
15.10.2017 Taca Alta De Lisboa FC Famalicao 0:2 W

SUMMING UP!

Sporting should win this match with ease. However, after Famalicao, they will face Olympiakos so that we will see a combined squad in the upcoming game. Famalicao might make this game more interesting.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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